Marta on Flickr.
Film - you can spot how it looks.
La súbita mano que aparece en tus sueños.
The sudden hand that appears in your dreams.
de la serie “El pliegue oculta lo que enseña”
I am rediscovering the serendipitous nature of analog while photographing with an old soviet 35mm camera, printing on russian paper (Slavich single-grade). Ilford hp5 (iso 400) shot at iso 200. No meter — sunny 16 rule and by guess and golly adjustments from that. Slavich is contrasty. The Zenit SLR camera (labeled as from the 1980 Moscow olympics) does nothing for you. The light meter wore out long ago. The lens doesn’t even stop down automatically for the shot — you have to remember to do that as well. Your mistakes are yours alone.
It’s that overall effect — gritty and raw. The scans attempt to get what the prints really look like.
Some are sepia toned. The scanner makes crap out of the sepia tone, so I’ve had to PS jigger the result to get somewhat like the original.
Darkroom — Yea!!
Tech specs: Crown Graphic, Arista EDU/Fomapan 200 4×5 film processed in Rodinal
for film lovers — look at the tones in this. just fabulous
Most people will pass by this image and probably think either nothing of it, or this is not beautiful. But I think it’s one of the most beautiful, honest, loving pictures of myself. Because it’s honest, and creative, and celebrates the most culturally viewed “flawed” parts of myself and makes it into a beautiful work of art. I have fat, and I have folds, and I have curves and I’m not ashamed of any of it.
It is also not run-of-the-mill nude-model stuff. I much prefer this aspect of the female form.
Previous comment applies. This is so much more interesting, at least to me, than just the ordinary nude model stuff that goes around.
You can find this image in Sylvie Blum’s book: Naked Beauty.
I’m not sure if it was intentional, but this could be seen as a reverse of one of Weston’s pepper photos. It is, however, tremendously successful in it’s own regard. Ms. Lynne doesn’t have many of this approach in her blog, but I’d just love to see more of this aspect of the female form. Especially as she appears to be so able to carve herself into these aspects so easily.